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Qantas suffers $1bn half-yearly loss, pushes back international flight plans

by Huntley Mitchell

The flying kangaroo won’t be hopping overseas as soon as originally hoped, after posting a “stark, but not surprising” loss.

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Qantas wins Federal Court appeal for JobKeeper back pay case

The flying kangaroo has just dodged having to pay workers thousands of dollars in back pay in its latest legal stoush against the unions.

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Federal government extends domestic support program for airlines

Deputy PM Michael McCormack has decided to loosen the government’s purse strings and help out Qantas and Virgin a little more.

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Qantas CEO says vaccines could restart international travel before “bubbles” eventuate

To be fair, Aussies were expecting to be able to travel to New Zealand by now, but the closest we can get is watching Flight of the Conchords while sipping a pinot noir from the Marlborough region.

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Qantas wins appeal over workers’ sick pay

The airline will not be required to pay stood-down workers sick pay, including a man who has been battling cancer and another with heart disease.

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Branson settles for smaller Virgin Australia stake, but is now airline’s second-largest shareholder

by Huntley Mitchell

The charismatic billionaire entrepreneur is back in the headlines. However, this time it’s got nothing to do with him riding around on a luggage carousel with giant sushi.

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Senate launches inquiry into future of aviation industry, calls for halt to outsourcing of Qantas jobs

by Ali Coulton

A Senate committee will be placing Allan Joyce and Jayne Hrdlicka under the microscope as it maps out the survival of the aviation sector.

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WATCH: Transport Workers’ Union stages ‘alternative’ Qantas AGM, complete with fake Alan Joyce

And by fake Alan Joyce, we mean an unidentified man putting on a very thick Irish accent and coming up with any excuse to say “tink” instead of “think”.

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Virgin Australia boss Paul Scurrah to exit, replacement revealed

Numerous reports of Paul Scurrah’s imminent departure from Virgin Australia have finally been confirmed.

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Qantas workers likely to receive thousands in unpaid wages after airline loses JobKeeper court case

The Flying Kangaroo’s cost-saving targets just became a little harder to hit after this court decision.

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Aviation Wrap: Rex in line for $150m of funding, Velocity’s ‘Double Points’ campaign + MORE

We can’t promise this week’s Aviation Wrap is all good news, but at least Rex shareholders and Velocity Frequent Flyers have something to cheer about.

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“Private and confidential” document reveals Qantas planned ground crew job cuts 10 years ago

An internal document from 2010 that shows Qantas had planned to outsource its ground handling work by 2020 has been obtained by the media.

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